The Embryologist reflects the mission, vision, and values of the organization, adheres to the organization’s Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.
The Embryologist is primarily responsible for performing complete human egg fertilization and embryo culturing. This position will provide highly skilled technical assistance associated with Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), for the treatment of infertility in the IVF laboratory.
Microscopic identification of oocytes contained in follicular fluid following the aspiration procedure.
Classifying the oocytes depending on nuclear characteristics (a measure of oocyte maturation).
Preparation of granulose cells for coculture, sperm preparation (washing, isolation, buffer treatment, count, motility analysis), oocyte insemination, microscopic identification of fertilized eggs, cryopreservation of excess embryos, preparation of embryos for transfer to the uterus, thawing of cryopreserved embryos for transfer to the uterus.
Performs micromanipulation techniques to facilitate fertilization and monitors media quality to assure ability to support growth of embryos.
Performs laboratory assignments correctly and reliably, including routine procedures and quality control tests, as described in the Laboratory Procedure Manual.
Certain amount of assignments will take place on weekend and after regular working hours.
Contribute to patient management by communication laboratory findings and interpretations of the findings with physicians, nurses and patients, if appropriate.
Maintains and updating laboratory supplies.
Performs data collection and analysis.
Participate in continuing education activities.
Participate in continuing quality improvement programs of the foundation and laboratory.
Experience and Skills Required:
Two (2) years’ experience in a relevant role.
Previous experience in micromanipulation, tissue culture, sterile techniques and egg iteration required.
Training and work experience in the US
High level interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with patients, physicians, management, staff and other customers.
Demonstrated customer service skills, including the ability to use appropriate judgment, independent thinking, flexibility and creativity when resolving customer issues.
Ability to apply critical thinking, communication, influence, and flexibility to make optimal decisions based on multiple variables and desired outcomes.
Demonstrates attention to detail and monitors own work for accuracy.
Good ability to effectively handle challenging situations and balance multiple priorities
Ability to analyze data for decision making purposes.
Ability to adapt to changes in work environment, delays or unexpected events.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Desire to work in multi-disciplinary setting.
Recognizes and accepts accountability for safety and care of patients
Demonstrated patient centered / patient valued behaviors.
Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
Bachelor’s degree in biological or chemical sciences or equivalent relevant experience required.
Certification as ART preferred.